##### Abstract

This dissertation is devoted to investigating the time dependent neutron transport
equations with reflecting boundary conditions. Two typical geometries --- slab geometry
and spherical geometry --- are considered in the setting of *L^p* including *L^1*. Some
aspects of the spectral properties of the transport operator *A* and the strongly
continuous semigroup *T(t)* generated by *A* are studied. It is shown under fairly
general assumptions that the accumulation points of {
m Pas}(A):=sigma (A) cap
{ lambda :{
m Re}lambda > -lambda^{ast} }, if they exist, could only appear on
the line {
m Re}lambda =-lambda^{ast}, where lambda^{ast} is the essential
infimum of the total collision frequency. The spectrum of *T(t)* outside the disk {lambda : |lambda| leq exp (-lambda^{ast} t)} consists of isolated eigenvalues
of *T(t)* with finite algebraic multiplicity, and the accumulation points of
sigma (T(t)) igcap{ lambda : |lambda| > exp (-lambda^{ast} t)}, if they
exist, could only appear on the circle {lambda :|lambda| =exp (-lambda^{ast} t)}.
Consequently, the asymptotic behavior of the time dependent solution is obtained.